REVEREND DR. JOHN
E. MONTGOMERY, II
The Reverend Dr. John E. Montgomery, II was born in Shreveport,
Louisiana and reared in New Orleans, LA. He was baptized
at the age of nine and accepted his calling at age thirteen.
He began preaching the gospel at the young age of fourteen.
Dr. Montgomery is a 1978 graduate of Booker T. Washington
High School in New Orleans, LA where he excelled in Public
Speaking and on the football team. He later attended
the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette,
LA, with a major in Psychology and minor in English.
Dr. Montgomery was ordained at the age of twenty-one (21)
by the Union Sixth District Missionary Baptist Association.
His religious training was obtained at Bishop College in
Dallas, TX, Union Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans,
LA., and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He received
his Doctorate of Divinity on June 8, 1990 from Capital
City Religious Institute. In June 1999, the Christian Bible
College of Baton Rouge bestowed upon him an Honorary Doctorate
of Humane Letters in Theology.
Dr. Montgomery was elected Pastor of the Mt. Zion Baptist
Church #1 in Loreauville, Louisiana in 1982. During his
pastorate in Loreauville, he served as Recording Secretary
of the Union Sixth District Missionary Baptist Association
as well as Executive Secretary of that same association.
Reverend Montgomery was also a member of the Iberia Parish
Ministers Federation. Presently, he holds membership in
the Fourth District Missionary Baptist Association and
the National Baptist Convention. He has served as Dean
of the Pastor’s Division for the Louisiana State
Baptist Convention and is currently a member of the Board
of Directors of Late Night Division for the National Baptist
Convention, USA, Inc., the Baton Rouge Airport Commission,
and maintains positions on various other boards.
Since November 1988, Reverend Montgomery has served as
Pastor of the Greater King David Baptist Church in Baton
Rouge, Louisiana. His concern and interest for the community
that he serves are far reaching. Under his leadership,
Greater King David is now recognized as One Church ministering
in two locations- the North Location, located at 222 Blount
Avenue and the Inner City Location at 7305 Harry Drive.
Pastor Montgomery is also founder of the Movement of Christ
Worldwide Ministries, which has as its theme, “Circling
the globe with the glory of the gospel.” This movement
involves the Master, His Mind, Mission, Means and Methods
and is a way of life, which covers the total church. Greater
King David has a membership which exceeds seven thousand
and more than 50 ministries that “minister to the
needs of all people through the love of God thus executing
the Church’s Mission.
Reverend Montgomery has ministered the uncompromising
word of God throughout this city, state, and nation by
way of speaking engagements, revivals and through radio
and television broadcast. He is married to Lea Maria Polk
Montgomery, and has two children, Cierra Monet and John